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Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 3:00am EST
they said that this is not app invasion, it's a protective defensive measure, and on land and at sea in the harbour, what they have down is surround places. that is not to say that they want to go in and have a fight. it's to stop what they would see as fascist elements from kiev or troops here controlled by fascist elements from kiev attacking the pro-russian majority civilian population. whether you believe it, because we have seen no sign of fascist elements here at all, and no sign of the ukrainian soldiers wanting to engage in a fight as evidence of the situation at the sevastopol airport. certainly the russians want to be seen here as nonaggressive. given that they have been approached by a group of ukrainians without arms, there's no way in the world they would have wanted to be seen to be firing on unarmed ukrainian soldiers. that would be disastrous for them. >> laurence lee reporting there from crimea. >> the united states and the european union are both considering sanctions against russia. what are they likely to comprise, and how much bite will they have. one of the russ
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 11:00am EST
, they are backed up by civilian defense forces, and i think that's a real danger, because those people are unpredicted. the forces we have seen have been very disciplined. they have only a few strategically placed bullets in their weapons, and have been very calm, but the civilian forces tend to get very agitated, and they are alongside these military forces, so you have russians right at the door, and then civilian forces right in front of them, and when i tried to get into a base a couple of days ago, it wasn't the russians who stopped me, it was the ukrainians of russian decent. and there is a big divide between those two sides. >> jennifer we hear music in the background. what is the mood right now? >> reporter: well, you know, if you go around town, you can see i'm in sort of an touristry, entertainment area, and people by and large are trying to go out, and business and usual, but this is a navy town. one woman i spoke to yesterday, said her neighbor told her they are going to have to leave because her husband refuses to sign an oath to crimea. so there are deep divides among nei
Mar 2, 2014 9:00pm EST
said the government investment in flood defenses -- in the likes of this, does the prime minister think it is right to revisit the plan for investment in flood defense? >> we will look carefully at the plans. we have set out spending figures all the way out through 2020, not all of which are fully committed. i said two weeks ago as the waters reside and has that ea and others can look at what happened, we can review and see what you measures might be necessary. let me repeat the point that this four year period in this parliament, overall spending has gone up. i'm afraid that figures he is quoting is phony and i believe he meant it. this is why that u.k. statistical authority -- they say this -- government-funded for flood defenses is nominal and real terms during the current spending periods. the only way to claim otherwise is ignoring inflation and claiming credit that others spend. why won't the administrator admit it? he has been called out. you look at 2010 when i became prime minister through 2014, the spending has been 2.4 billion more than the 2.2 billion in the previous four ye
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 10:00am EST
by pro-russian forces. if you are referring to the self-defense forces, we don't have any power over them, they don't cake our orders. however, the russian military are in their deployment places and some special alert and control measures have been taken over the whole black sea fleet. that being said, we do do anything to prevent bloodshed. >> reporter: this is a chance not only for the west to talk directly to the russians, but also for the ukrainians to do so. >> we're doing everything to bring russia and ukraine in to direct contact with each other and make sure the governments are talking to each other, which the russians have not been willing to do at a senior level in recent days. >> reporter: all of this suggest there is a willingness for dialogue. russia considers the new russia in kiev ill legitimate, the southwest going out of its way to help that government. >> the package combined could bring an overall support of at least 11 billion euros over the next couple of years from european budget and the financial institutions. it is designed to assist the new ukrainian government.
Mar 2, 2014 5:00pm PST
stationed on the peninsula have joined local defense grapes. we'd like to thank the officers his jc to bait the orders of the digits and although it's nice. this is a truly historic day. the system from here the spreading across the south east of ukraine the protests of the thousands that is against the far right nationalist taking up alot of syndicate and as we seldom use diplomatic sword planting but as with the united states is deadly clashes in caracas and beyond. see washington accused of shooting the trouble. and it was a true christian creed patrols the streets of london. maybe it was held to aggressive islam the kitchen the local community has paid its actually something religious base stories and the lake this is the week the bomb on the international. he can wander of ukraine's naval forces has pledged his allegiance to the crimean people. it follows reports that ukrainian troops stationed in the peninsula but either quitting would jointly court defense groups on less effectively putting the authorities in crimea the tantric buddies were freshman has more. on sunday the challenge
Feb 26, 2014 2:30pm PST
. the defense minister insist they ave nothing to do with the political turmoil but the u.s. secretary of state warned it grave mistake for military intervention by moscow. occurred as protests broke out and the interim president bbc his nation is on the brink of financial disaster. this report from kiev. >> in these revolutionary days ukraine this is what it takes to form a government. the men and women selected to ministers were paraded on stage in independence square in a vast crowd. president said up popular decisions would have to avoid there were angry shouts. hen the list of ministers was read out. most were applauded but some prote nationalist om a party objected that their to the e had not gone defense ministry. the new prime minister spoke to the bbc. >> we are on the brink of disaster and this is the government of political suicide ersz. welcome to hell. parliament utside they were removing the fences that kept the protesters out. now the people will be able to them directly. law and order is still in the numerous civil defense groups. today it was announced the hated riot
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 3:00am EST
- china ramps up defense spending as the united states cuts back. >>> three of al jazeera's journalists detained in an egyptian prison make their second court appearance in a few hours. >>> and still looking over venezuela a near after his death - hugo chavez remains part of every day life. [ ♪ music ] >>> hello. world powers usually preoccupied with syria are rapidly flying diplomats around the globe to get to grips with ukraine. the united states and europe have been slated against russia. john kerry and sergei lavrov are due to meet in paris. they are meant to talk about syria, but no doubt ukraine will fig fighture. ukrainian soldiers, meanwhile, have been, in some says forced to choose sides. jennifer glasse reports from sevastopol. >> if there's somewhere where the russians have full control, it's here at sevastopol. ships of the black sea fleet halt all traffic, draining all life from this otherwise thriving port. if the russian's intentions is to take over ukrainian military instillations, it is not over yet. ukrainian servicemen refuse to yield to the russian show of force.
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 10:00am EST
from the head of defense committee who said that the defense committee looked into it, and they unanimously approve the action. there was the head of the foreign affairs committee also saying that they had looked into it, and they were unanimously approving what the president was asking for. we have the deputy speaker of the upper chamber. they were saying there were militants from maidan who were trained in poland and lithuania, and they also called for the russian ambassador from the u.s. to be recalled. they said that yanukovych was still the legitimate head of the ukraine. so the message is absolutely the same from everyone who is speaking at the moment. the vote has not happened yet. we don't know quite how it's going to take, so we will be watching. >> errorrory, it does sound like steps are being taken for some sort of intervention. does it mean that troops will be going into crimea? >> reporter: well, we don't know exactly what it means. the proposal is quite vague. it didn't even specify crimea. it said that military involvement could take place in ukraine. so
FOX News
Feb 27, 2014 8:00am PST
loyalties to the west and loyalties to russia. our defense secretary chuck hagel urging russia to act cautiously, that the u.s. strongly supports ukraine's territorial integrity. we'll watch the story. jon: new he will developments in the social eight murder trial. pamela phillips charged with a plotting a car bombing that killed her husband. coming up, an emotional breakdown in court. >>> remember the anti-muslim filmed once blamed for the deadly terror attacks in benghazi, sparking them? a judge orders them pulled from the internet. the stunning reason why. jenna: welcome back, everyone. a federal appeals court ordering youtube to take down a film from its website over a copyright complaint. it is not just any film. it is the same film the white house originally blamed for sparking the deadly attack on our consulate in benghazi. william la jeunesse live in our l.a. newsroom with more on this. william? >> reporter: jenna, of course that claim by the white house was untrue but now the film president obama wanted off the internet is gone. not because it is anti-muslim but because it vi
Al Jazeera America
Mar 2, 2014 2:00am EST
the gold government including the defense minuter al sisi who is expected to run for president in year, parliamentary elections planned for summer. >>> more than 10 men all armed with knives up leashed a bloody scene of terror in china. they slashed 29 victims at a train situation in china killing them all. four attackers were killed and 143 were wound is state nidia says it was from the country's west a warn to go our viewers the following report by rob mcbride does contain some graphic material. >> reporter: as police continue looking for anyone else connected with the attack, people in china have been coming to terms with the scale and horror of the assault. according to eyewitnesses, the gang started attacking passengers at random with knives, sending crowds fleeing in panic. thousands of internet users have been expressing their outrage on social media, and up loading images of security around the station in the aftermath of at at thathetack. authorities promise aid swift response with the country's president saying those responsible will be brought to justice. the attack comes at
Al Jazeera America
Feb 25, 2014 9:00pm EST
-called self-defense groupings. al jazerra's david mercer has this story. >> reporter: he raps about life in his town. battling the nights templar drug cartel and how their fight, however dangerous, will never be in vain. after living in oregon for the past 20 years, he returned to rural mexico where he was born, he soon found himself in the middle of a war. but instead of fleeing hennessy and his brother fought back. >> it's our town, it's our place, it's our home. what are we going do? why are we going to leave, man? >> reporter: hennessy says the templar cartel drove him to defend his people. >> when you go to a home just because you have guns and saying i am taking your daughter or this and that, that's wrong, man. >> reporter: hennessy, along with his father and brother, are part of a 20,000 strong vigilante movement that sprung up to combat the knights templar drug cartel. for years heavily armed cartel members have controlled hundreds of towns, extorting, kidnapping and killing, finally last year people had enough. tired of suspected ties between local law enforce. and the templars
Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 10:00pm EST
's denial that they are russian forces, describing them at local defense forces. for more on what's going on in ukraine we are joined by aljazeera correspondent nick shiffrin in ukraine. nick, good to have you on the show. tensions are still very high there. we just showed the dramatic incident where ukrainian troops approached russians and were met with warning shots. you faced serious tensions of your own. >> yeah, absolutely, antonio. what we're seeing is aboccupation by russia that is growing more threatening and a pro russian demonstration here that is becoming more emboldened. we saw many russian troops by the side of the road, at the beginning of the day ran into two or 300 of them. they refused to answer our questions. they had no identifying flag, but did have markings on their uniforms that suggested they were russian military units, driving in cars with russian military plates and all of the language or all of the books that we saw them carrying were russian military books. so there does seem to be more troops on the ground here, and as i said, they are growing more threatening
Feb 25, 2014 6:00pm PST
. thank you so much. >> ifill: as defense secretary chuck hagel announced yesterday, the pentagon is grappling with what to keep and what to cut in a time of tight budgets and national security challenges. at the air force, leaders have set their sights on grounding a plane that's been a reliable standby for decades. but it's defenders won't give up without a fight. defense producer dan sagalyn, has been tracking the debate. kwame holman narrates this report. >> reporter: a typical day at martin state airport on maryland's eastern shore includes chemical weapons training with the a-10 warthog. the national guard base is one of the homes of an aircraft beloved by ground forces who see it as their guardian in the sky. its pilots view infantry on the ground as their primary customer, and responsibility. most combat aircraft shoot down other planes or drop bombs or both. but the warthog was designed specifically to come in low and attack enemy forces in a mission called close air support. >> north or south, west of the smoke, west of the smoke. okay copy, west of the smoke i'm lookin
Feb 27, 2014 6:00am EST
. between the department of defense and the va and i know we're in the process of tearing that down. we're one family. when you take that oath and say i'm going to serve this country, it should go right on through. there shouldn't be this wall and this divide between the opportunities that exist to take care of our troops. electronic medical records that he spoke about, to me that is a shame and delays care, makes it more difficult to have a smooth flow of care. i do see positive things. i was at base luis mccord last year and seen start upprograms where they are focusing on transition at the time of ets. and it makes sense to me if you are disabled, getting a medical separation that your level of disability can be determined at that time and carry over into the va. instead of having to go through these processes and having redone the services. there's other things i see starting to take place and that's guiding as they are leaving the military into being able to use the skills they learned in the military and translate them into civilian work and helping them get there and guidance on
Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 1:00pm EST
. >> >> a russian commander has been called. there was even. but one self-defense unit arrived the ukrainians fall in and m off. their point made. >> so the ukrainian soldiers came out of their base and were headed towards the airstrip, because they wanted to reach the weapons depot, and that's when they were stopped. now, there have been negotiations throughout the day between the ukraine january and the russian commanders. we still don't have the jut come. >> the overnight deadlines for ukrainian troops to give up the rugs passed with no sign of the military storm that had been threatened. position cow denied there was ever a deadline. this soldier said none of his team would vow allegiance to the new pro russian government. >> marines never surrender, nobody at the base wants to switch sides, take an oath of loyalty to a dubious government that not been elected legally. >> without insignia, and the russian mainland is just 4 1/2 kilometers away across a stretch ottawa water. another stand off of sorts. ukrainian ships, flanked by russians, watching their ever move. the regional capitol was quie
Mar 2, 2014 2:00pm EST
of this alliance and i think we should revisit the missile defense shield we talked about so often. beyond that, as part of strengthening and stabilizing the government in kiev so they can transition to stability down the road, part of that should be strengthening their defense capabilities. athink the threat is long-term one they are facing. >> let me make it clear -- resident putin is not operating from a place of strength here. janik overage was his supported president. was out despite his support. president putin is using force in a completely inappropriate invite the would opprobrium of the world. gain fromoing to this. he may have his troops for some unless heimea resolves this, but the fact is he's going to lose on the international stage will stop russia is going to lose, the russian people are going to lose , he's going to lose the glow that came out of the olympics, his $60 billion extravaganza. to have a sochi g-8. he may not even remain in the g-8 if this continues. he may find himself with asset freezes of russian businesses and american businesses may pull back and there may be a
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 6:00am EST
reserves to himself the right to intervene militarily at any time anyplace in ukraine, not just in defense of rugs, but also in defense of ukraineens. that's essentially a cart blanche to invade any country. >> saying he reserves the right to protect his people as if ukraine is still part of the old soviet union. >> putin has never like so many other russian elites accepted the legitimacy of an independent ukraine and he as far as he's concerned doesn't even consider ukrainians to be a separate people. essentially, he's marching in to defend his own. he also said and this is absolutely shocking, that he is "not worried by war." no leader other than adolf hitler and perhaps the ruler of north korea would say that kind of thing in today's world. >> should we be worried about vladimir putin's mental capacities or are we seeing a situation where some suggest we are looking at a russian leader who is isolated and insulated and only speaks to people who tell him what he wants to hear? >> i think it's both. clearly he is insulated, isolated, although at the same time, do keep in mind the russian
BBC America
Feb 26, 2014 6:00am EST
the ukrainian government building. this is being guarded by self-defense groups. you can see them scattered around the main courtyard area. parliament isn't sitting today. they're putting together the new interim government. if you look around here, you can see the various groups, they've got their food. camped out 24 hours a day. let's go across and speak to some of them. all of them are men. hello, you're on bbc, what's your name? >> oresta. >> reporter: you're the only woman in this group? >> yes. >> reporter: how long have you been camped out here and describe what has happened in the last few days. >> from the first day after the blessing of people and here i will be until the finish, until when they were do the old administration. >> reporter: you lost friends and colleagues in your group from the fighting. >> i lost two friends, but not this group. but there we had many different people, even the old people, old women and some students. they blessed all people. >> reporter: thank you very much. if you look around the square, you can see just on the military truck some more tents have
Feb 26, 2014 2:00pm EST
't spend time or money developing those capabilities for purely conventional purposes or for defensive purposes. usually when you undergo those efforts to develop that kind of capability, it's because you want to have the opportunity to one day put a nuclear warhead on one of those rockets. so that's the story of iran. massive expansion in their enrichment and reprocessing capabilities, secret enrichment programs that they try to hide from the world, the development of long-range missile capabilities, and then you add to it that we're not dealing with the government of belgium here. we're not dealing with the government of japan or south korea or any other responsible government on the planet. we are dealing with a government that actively uses terrorism all over the world as an active element of their foreign policy. they are involved in supporting various terrorist elements around the country, not just in the middle east but open source reporting revealed just a couple of years ago they were involved in a plot to assassinate a foreign ambassador in washington, d.c., here. not in the
Al Jazeera America
Feb 26, 2014 5:00pm EST
call that defense?! come on! [ female announcer ] watch live tv anywhere. the x1 entertainment operating system, only from xfinity. >> welcome back to inside story. i'm ray suarez. the eyes of the world are on venezuela right now. watching to see if the up rising there begun among students will take hold among the wider populous and continue to put pressure on president maduro. are we looking at an situation that could escalate that maduro could suffer the same fate as other presidents viktor yanukovych and mohamed morsi? >> i don't see that in the horizon, and the answer to that is embedded in your question. this is precisely the lack of connection between the opposition primarily middle class and popular sectors that continue to support the government. it has primarily to do, if i could build on what mr. martinez said earlier, even though the country is suffering from economic problems that are quite real, in fact, it's not quite true to suggest that before chavez came to office in 1999 the economy was not also mismanaged and very conditions that allow for the populism that w
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 3:00am EST
. the defense will show that he shot reeva steenkamp by mistake. >> the u.n.'s human right council meets in geneva on monday. human rights abuses committed during the last days of the sri lankan civil war will be one of the issues. international pressure has been mounting on colombo to investigate the war crimes. we have this report. >> the united nations high commissioner for human rights is expected to table a report before the u.n. human rights council in geneva. she has been critical of the sri lankan government, the handling of allegations, war crimes and accountability following the end of a war with the tamil tigers. national mechanisms have not been able to bring justice and elicit truth. she has called for an independent international inquiry to bring off new information and essentially to establish the truth of what happened and achieve accountability process. the sri lankan government rejected categorically all the report and the recommendations. basically they are saying her report is preconceived, politicized and reflects an agenda pursued against sri lanka. >> the united st
Mar 3, 2014 3:59pm PST
resist. >> we will fight because it is our country and our territory. defense, ministry of armed troops appeared at the gates as reservists were told to resume their duty. this colonel said at any minute we are ready to do our duty to protect our country. our patriotic spirit has never been higher. the word here is they did not want to give russia reason to start a shooting war. the foreign secretary, william hague, who was visiting key of them allayed plant at the site where protesters had been shot by snipers. he called on russia to withdraw its troops. situation cannot resolve, if russia cannot respect the sovereignty and integrity of ukraine, there will have to be other consequences. >> here, the foreign secretary was listened to closely. he said there would be consequences for russia but did not spell out what they might be. there are no military options on the table but the question is whether the west is prepared to try to isolate russia economically. the crisis is dividing families. this russian is married to a ukrainian. she supports ukraine, which upsets her family back in rus
Mar 4, 2014 6:00am EST
as a government, you need to put it to a good purpose either enhancing productivity or providing defense or essential services. the u.s. has the advantage of being a reserve currency country. we can issue treasuries at low interest rates. that is essentially what supports our fiscal -- >> we could talk all morning about fiscal multipliers. unfortunately, mr. putin is speaking in russia. i believe he is in his residence. he is looking casual this morning. >> you can't beat some of these headlines -- >> he has his shirt on. >> that is an exclusive. clarida takes a shot at putin. >> a tie and jacket for mr. putin. bc is he met with the d'amico meth and he -- he says he with viktor yanukovich and he is alive. he has no sympathy for him. take a look at the features. your cohorts in crime suggest, do we just ignore all of this ukraine chat? >> the reality is, there is no serious prospect of the u.s. or nato escalating this. as tragic as it is for the ukrainian people, it looks as though it is now not going to become a larger geopolitical impact. that is why you see the markets rebounding. >> i
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 7:00pm EST
the troops are local self defense you wants opposed to last week's jousting of ukraine's popularly elected president. diplomats from europe, the united states and russia have met separately in paris today to try to defuse the worst crisis on the continent since the cold war. the key sticking point is russia's refusal to recognize the new interim government in ukraine which seized power after months of sometimes violent protests in kiev and other cities. in the meantime the west has firmly thrown its support behind the new ukrainian government. the european union announced an aid package of $15 billion to ukraine. that is designed to make up for a russian package of about the same amount that had been forthcoming until the events of last week. now that announcement comes a day after secretary of state john kerry promised $1 billion in loan guarantees from the united states to try to offset the loss discounts on natural gas that ukraine has been getting from russia until this all happened. now all of this underlines the deep economic mess that ukraine is in. the new interim government said i
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 3:00am EST
in the area. we show soldiers taking defensive positions in front of the parliament building. when asked why are you doing that, we were told, "we are trying to protect the region", we don't want the chaos in kiev. when we ask the men in black who they are, we are the self-defence unit like the ones in maydan. they are saying that they are safe guarding the constitution of this region. they are saying that they would like to see viktor yanukovych return to the country. they say it's not necessarily about him, it's about having a process continue. they say that they would like to see the presidential elizabeths this year, but not in may. in december as it was previously agreed pop, and actually very interestingly one of the - those men told me "we don't want to see viktor yanukovych run, because we blame on him the chaos the country has been in at the moment. they see his returns and him passing the presidential post to someone else would save this country from chaos. >> what are we to make of the reports that the pro-russian leader of crimea has not only taken control of the military and pol
Feb 26, 2014 9:00am PST
's no defense of what was there. what we need now is not to get into an old cold war confrontation. we need to work together in what does not have to be a zero sudden game to provide the capacity of the people of ukraine to choose their future. that's all that's at stake. >> i want to ask you about syria. for three years we have watched horrific pictures. you spoke of this when you were senator, obviously now you've got the lead role on it, horrible pictures. i looked at video of a child weeping over his mother's body after a barrel bomb was dropped on her and other civilians by the regime. just today this picture on the wire is from the refugee camp in damascus. why isn't this genocide? >> well, andrea, that gets into all kinds of definitions. what it is is wholesale killing of your own people. >> but it's killing of one or another ethnic group by a minority leadership? >> i don't want to get into definitions. what he is doing is outrageous, unconscionable, unacceptable, disgraceful, craven, it's horrendous. and we all know that. everybody knows that. and president obama has been deeply co
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 10:00am EST
in bangkok, she was forced to work from the defense ministry's compound ever since protestors laid siege to her offerses in early january. >> she said she is avoiding a chronfronteddation, but there is already a confrontation. some call it a low intensely civil war. >> some of your supporters are talking about taking to the streets. would you encourage this? >> the protests are illegal and as long as we will be under the democracy ways. >> she can still rely on the support of the people in the rural north. they brought her to office in 2011 and kept her brother, the former prime minister in office for many years before military coup deposed him in 2006. the opposition says it wants to get rid of what it calls the taxing regime. her supporters have promised not to allow that to happen. the problem now is that there is a potential for a violent showdown. >> aljazeera continues to demand the release of its staff held in egypt. they have enough spent 62 days in prison, accused of having links with a terrorist organization and spreading false news. aljazeera rejects the charges. another aljaz
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 5:00am EST
and back insignia showing their allegiance to russia. they say they are self-defense unit and are doing the same as what was happening in maydan. they say they are here to protect the constitution, the legitimacy of the parliament he and to make sure there's no chaos in the country. they say having russians helping them out is not something bad, and the prime minister, the regional prime minister has asked russia to help brink stability to the area. some see it as a good thing. we heard reports that the prime minister here said that he is now in control of the military, the navy and the police. this is something that he had hinted at when he tabbing office two days ago. he said they should be subordinate to the parliament. today he took the step further. we here reports that the chief of police resigned last night. it seems there's a take over of the region by the new authorities in power, and it seems backed up by the russians. >> thank you hoda. the u.s. president barack obama says he's deeply concerned about russian build-up in the crimia. now to an emergency session, they called for
Al Jazeera America
Mar 2, 2014 10:00am EST
outside the defense ministry to demonstrate their opposition to the action in ukraine. about 100 protestors were detained when they refused to clear the street. >> if it does come down to armed conflict, how do ukraine and russia's military forces compare? the russian army has 285,000 soldiers, more than four times as many soldiers as ukraine's with 64,750. russia has twice as many tanks, 2,150, compared to 1,110 for ukraine. russias air force has 1,389 combat capable aircraft to ukraine's 221. that's five times as many. when it comes to the navy, russia has 116 surface vessels to 11 for ukraine and 64 submarines, ukraine just one. while the number of personnel in ukraine's navy including naval infantry 16,950, russia can count on 150,000 of whom 11,000 are based in crimea itself. >> with me now is defense analyst chris. we've heard a lot of figures there. i think we get the gist, russia has got to lot more to play with than ukraine does. for ukraine, from this period of turmoil, how ready are they for russia. >> >> it's a very young government and putin is already exploiting tha
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 5:00am EST
defense budget, increasing it by 12.2%. its military funding second only to the united states. the u.s. announced it would shrink its military, reducing troop numbers, $496 billion. at 114 billion. the budget pales in comparison. it will increase that to $132 billion, on top of a 10% increase in military spending. that budget announcement. protesters outside the conference were quickly driven away. rob mcdried is in tena man square. >> this meeting is important nonetheless as a sounding board for the current administration. the delegates are listening to this, the work reports delivered by the premier, outlaying what the chinese leader has been up to, what it will do, and the deepening, economic and social reforms which are important to china's protests, as it continues forward with liberalizing the economy, reducing power of the state mon ol lis and putting -- mon op lis and putting into power those sources of social discontent. and tackling china's growing pollution problem. underpinning china's importance, outlining the military spending. that surprised some people. china would ar
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 6:00pm EST
laden the defense lawyer for him, he said this is not osama bin laden, this is a muslim, arab, a kuwaiti, a father. he challenged the prosecutor t o prove that his words harbored terrorists. >> my client has plead--our client has plead not guilty. not a member of any conspiracy. he engaged in no illegal activity. now it's up to the government to prove it. i've been in some places at 3:00 in the morning hanging with some people, and god for bid if i was on video i would be in trouble the next day. >> referring that lots of government evidence is in the form of pictures and videos of the defendant allegedly appearing in those videos and pictures along side osama bin laden and the current leader of al-qaeda. now the case under way today is expected to last all of march and a little bit into april. >> all right, j.t. john terrett for us. >>> the c.i.a. under allegations of spying on the government. the c.i.a. and the committee have battled over the controversial program. >>> in west virginia, a link to the chemical spill in the state it comes after a major ban in the use of water there, but
Feb 26, 2014 7:00am EST
the defense ministers, saying president clinton ordered the test at 2:00 p.m. moscow time today. the report did not mention ukraine, one of russia's western neighbors, where months of protest have forced a pro-russia president to go into hiding. the president was not able to confirm the order and the defense ministry not available for comment. louisiana government bobby jindal is defending his harsh criticism of president obama saying, in america, we do not have a king. the republican was criticized by a democratic governor, molloy, on monday. after they emerged from others from a meeting with the president said the president seems to be waving the white flag of surrender on the economy. governor jindal in remarks earlier today says the white house in his words belongs to the people. he had a duty to speak his mind. is not at thea white house today. he is on the road traveling. minnesota focusing on the roads and railways. this fund is forecast to go broke as early as august enemies $100 billion over the next six years just to maintain current spending levels. c-span is covering the event y
Feb 26, 2014 10:00am EST
-- madam speaker, as i listen to the secretary of defense, chuck hagel, yesterday talk about the financial pressure on our military and the budget that he will be supporting that mr. obama has proposed, i wonder why we in congress are not allowed to debate on the floor of this house whether we as the house, not talking about the senate now, whether we believe that we should have a 10-year agreement with afghanistan. again, we are talking about spending anywhere from $3 billion to $4 billion a month. it is borrowed money from the chinese and japanese, and we continue to raise the debt ceiling because we can't -- cannot pay our own bills. it is time for the congress to speak out on behalf of the american people and say enough is enough. to be clear, this agreement that president karzai has adamantly refused to sign, as "the washington post" reported earlier this week, during a december visit to kabul, hagel suggested that the late february nato meaning, this week, was a cutoff point for president karzai to sign the bilateral strategic agreement that sets the terms for a post-2014 u.s. presen
Mar 3, 2014 3:00am PST
key for the u.s., allies on the western border, allies we have defense agreements with. and really the front of an east-west pull, not a cold war necessarily but cold war-like. >> let's role play. i'm russia. you guys let's just game out how this goes forward. the state of play is i went in. they want me there. this is my place. i have military there. you butt out. these days are over of me not being able to expand, they want me, there i'm there. they are unstable, not me. talking about the ukraine. what's the best response from west? >> first of all the united states has to get on the same page with the european allies and that's the challenge because those european allies have depended on that russian gas. russia has more leverage or them than we do, especially germany. when the u.s. went out and said maybe we'll kick russia out of the g-8 the germans said no, we're not on that. obama's first challenge is unify the european allies, take leadership over that and figure out what they can do. if russia can divide with american allies we can't exercise much loench. >> strong point es
Mar 4, 2014 2:00pm EST
defense cooperation, increase u.s.-israel collaboration on cybersecurity, expand u.s.-israel energy cooperation and reaffirm our commitment to israeli missile defense programs which have saved many innocent lives such as the iron dome. so i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 938 and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield three minutes to the gentlelady from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen, the chairman emeritus and middle east subcommittee chair of the committee on foreign affairs and of course the author of this bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from florida voiced for three minutes. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you so much, mr. chairman. mr. speaker, congressman ted deutch and introduced the united states-israel strategic partnership act because we're committed to the security of our friend and ally in an increasingly volatile middle east. chairman royce and ranking member engel have been instrumental in getting this important
Feb 28, 2014 10:00am PST
for the verdict? >> every case is different but in this case, you had a lot of things going for the defense. one of the things about a famous defendant is it brings you the best of times and worst of times on the justice system. on the good side you can get the best lawyers and best experts and it doesn't hurt to be a kennedy. juries are going to give you not only a reasonable doubt but sometimes a benefit of a doubt that isn't so reasonable. >> and right, also i think everyone takes ambien and knows that's a relatable thing. i prefer ny gsquil. >> this took 20 months and required change of venue. do you think prosecutors made the right decision to pursue the case? >> i think the prosecutors are looking at this and saying look, we had no choice. she was arrested and impaired and in a condition where anybody else would have been arrested. we have to treat a famous person and the problem was it was a close case. when the defense worked it and prosecution expert witness saying yeah, you could take it and actually not know that you're impaired, when you get that kind of admission from the prosecutio
Mar 2, 2014 2:39pm EST
-- we will be live from the brookings institution. they will be talking about u.s. defense policy. at 10:30 a.m. eastern. later in the day, over on c-span3, county officials from around the country will gather for their annual legislative conference in washington dc will include shaun donovan, and the west virginia senator. that will be underway live at 1:30 p.m. eastern >> year in and year out, they choke to death on the barren land. their homes were nightmares of swirling dust, night and day. many went ahead of them. but many state. until hope was gone. >> this weekend on american history tv's railamerica, the 1936 u.s. resettlement documentary, the plow that broke the plane, the history of the great plains region, today at 4:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. >> it is a technique you hope will improve -- a technique and -- in campaign fundraising. >> i do not think that is any of your business. [laughter] reagan hadour of less to do with his hollywood roots, per se. it was not the glamour of hollywood exactly. it did have something to do with his skills and the grace he acquired as an actor.
Mar 5, 2014 1:00pm PST
in support or on behalf of him in defense. but there were also seven democrats who voted against this, including bob casey, mark pryor, joe manchin, john walsh. a lot of those names are familiar because they're democrats facing uphill re-election fights. tell me about the tension between the the white house nominating this person at this moment before the midterm elections. >> it's fascinating. no one really paid much attention to this nomination until the last couple of days. and republicans mounted a very strong rhetorical push against him. democrats have voted against him, a lot found themselves stuck in a difficult spot because he was doing his job and he was representing his client and that is sort of what he's supposed to do. >> that's what lawyers do. >> right. and regardless of what you think of him, he's allowed to have counsel and counsel. this is a bit of democrats sort of getting bit in the butt with what they did with the filibuster rules. up until then, when they had nominees they were uncomfortable with, they could blame republicans, say it was all their fault. but ther
Feb 27, 2014 5:30am PST
in crimea house being on expressing openly pro russian view was and i have been forming self defense units to protect them and to protect the entrance to the cds this picture so this situation than in the state's hands and of course the tension of the building not that into it daria of those experts even speaking to a given the increasing tensions in the russia majority crimea peninsula. from what i've been talking to you how likely is a numbing this is the question is of people wondering how likely is it that russia will take action well they say that it isn't like a rational to direct military actions and said boots on the ground according to russian ladies can protect the interests of its citizens on in their countries outside the shop that means they have a russian military including russian military but is patient and calm but are they saying that russia will soak up most likely non elitist human ear this to the sound daft military activists here to read reels of but they said her mother russia is unlikely to withdrawl from that spirit to race and despite the pressure from the canadia
Mar 2, 2014 7:30am PST
government buildings here fighting weapons and using sound remains of the so called self defense quads were able to repel these attacks but perhaps this was a turning point to which the gradient prime minister announced that he's temporarily taking over the control panel the crimean security services including b of the instability of the navy and for a bicycle to ask for much of assistance to help protect the local population from a meet up for their possible threats coming from the airport he said the power was hijacked by extremists as a result over the cooled know another thing which local authorities that was the change to ddt of the referendum aimed at deciding whether or not the crime you should have more independence from its beak was a change from eight to more so it should be held in the juniors future the general understanding fears that the meaning of the union was passed by the new authorities there in key of our games against the russians. while crimea authorities were all schemes to help the head of ukraine's nash is eager to write in kiev who reach out to notorious chechen t
Mar 2, 2014 8:00pm PST
of the latest updates about the situation in ukraine is on air and online trio included. the abyss of defense forces have become something of an attraction for locals enjoying the weekend. people pose for photos and they can stand a chance. the full story at her website. i've got. warne is for you coming up right after shortly the eye. the key. it is a secret laboratory to her he was able to build the world's most sophisticated world. when sean fortunately it doesn't do it all done anything since mission to teach creation wanted to care about humans and the us. this is why you should care. watch only on the auntie do it all. sia guy. margins. why not. wanna know what's really happening to the global economy. you concentrate more on rte speak your language. love you all know it. news programs and documentaries in spanish what max's to you. breaking news i will turn into bangalore kittens stories due to it. okies. for no more visits to it. he built home . between the u n secretary general pontoon and thus was born mr are expected to focus on mass protests gripping the country. at least eighteen
Mar 4, 2014 6:30am PST
that is very similar if not in parts identical to my clients in addition to the defense has discovered that this other individual in guantanamo bay was present in afghanistan and in tora bora in that time period alleged in the indictment obligations created mold keelty the painfully is awfully keen to bolster the case with testimony from comics take mohamad. the professed months to mind all this attend the eleven attacks. thomas has lost around five weeks if convicted of a gay faces life in prison. a chill of the trial of the oscar this story as was briefly interrupted today after an image of the witness was broadcast on television parts of the trial are being broadcast in south africa but said the court does allow witnesses to decide if they don't want to be filmed the witness in question is in a blur of any athlete that the athlete who pushes on trial for murdering his girlfriend. on monday that witness testified that she heard the greeting from this story since passed before the gun was fired from the stories has admitted to shooting his girlfriend model read this team cap on valent
Feb 27, 2014 6:00am EST
a defense -- >> no, the decision was met with cheers outside the capitol building. she was met with major corporations and -- the thing i don't like about twitter. to me, maybe i didn't know every nuance and detail about it, but just the idea that a lunch counter that someone would say, no, you're not being served here, somebody -- that was enough for me. i didn't realize how many different situations twitter people could come up with to show me that there was some time when this might make sense. it's like, i don't want to know all your splitting hair opinions about why personal freedom, it's like, okay, let's say you're a florist. someone comes in. they want you to do this at this. you don't like the way -- you know, all these different things about, if it's junior business, why can't you decide whether or not this is somewhere where you're going to -- >> you tie it right back to civil rights. the immediate reaction is, we don't serve your kind here. you can't say that. we decided that 50, 60 years ago. you can't do that. >> but i was like reading these -- where these convoluted situati
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Feb 26, 2014 11:00am EST
it. the defense budget proposes the fewest, the smallest u.s. army since before world war ii and looks like they want to rely more on machines like unmanned aerial drones. funds new cyberprograms, other ships, here's a look at some defense stocks. most of them green arrows going up. this budget also looks good for google, getting into robots. another new high today, google is at 1226. rellx netflix fans, the deal with comcast probably will not jack up the price you pay for streaming but what about netflix? what does it mean for the future of streaming? streaming video? liz: there's a lot of miss reporting and misunderstanding about netflix. the problem with netflix is content. they are saying we won't pay third parties to helped deliver content, we are going to bypass, get rid of third parties and pay for at&t or verizon directly, basically to pick up their content. the problem again is for netflix paying for that content acquiring that content, $3 billion last year, only $1 billion on the balance sheet in cash and the equivalent. stuart: a new report out on the quality backi
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Mar 3, 2014 11:00am EST
nervous. and then we do the economic stuff, we say the defense budget. the same day the russians were saying when negotiating with new bases around the world and we will restore and revitalize the military base in the former soviet union. and then the third thing is start hitting them economically. putin has played a long game here. he wrote his graduate dissertation on how russia was going to be great again. it was going to use the economic weapon, build pipelines to europe and sell europe natural gas and therefore have clinical control. big oil revenues and windfall to pay for everything. we can go and tell them we are now going to reverse that. we're going to underwrite terminals in western europe, so the new natural gas exports can go to europe. we will talk to the central european, that whole region. we're going to help you develop that. what does it do to the price of oil? you can go down 20%. charles: to your point, russia's economy over the last ten years have been something of a jog or not. >> it will not last forever. we will put a roadblock in every single way. you do not g
Feb 25, 2014 7:00pm PST
targeted so far. you'll be let out of prison. i danced and the defense question regarding be the peace offering and in the negotiations. the reason that anyone should be reminded they had found that a democratic institution of the constitution was established by a consensus at smb which is the most connected to or a way of actual jousting competition into a more democratic princes and the french constitution which gives enormous powers to the president and has no sort of counter power possibly for the national assembly or less and less the people to hand it to haul the president accountable. venezuela has been up to the medication causes which means its seats in may the pressing you i mean it would be crazy and we would be very happy to have an account changes in venezuela and the more than five hundred people behind bars for those people be let out of jail. i have been in the sun maybe others know that me and as i was going on it leads even if violence the basic is a country where the news that the democratic means of being in opposition exists after the opposition maybe the day at th
Feb 27, 2014 3:00am PST
about the dark castle? you call that defense?! come on! [ female announcer ] watch live tv anywhere. the x1 entertainment operating system, only from xfinity. of gunmen have seize add parliament building in the southern part of ukraine. people are being toll -- told to stay away. russia is sending in thousands on f troops for military drills. >>> back here at home, arizona's governor vetoing a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse to serve gays. it touched off a national fire storm. she says she shot down the measure because it was too broadly worded and she feared negative and unintended consequences. >>> former nfl star aaron hernandez has now been reportedly isolated inside a massachusetts jail following an altercation with an inmate. he will have to spend at least 23 hours a day inside his cell. hernandez is facing murder charges. >>> here's a phone you could have. the james bond smart phone. it encrypts all call. if someone tries to open the casing, it deletes all data. boeing says it can be configured to connect with satellites. they're keeping it extremely hush hu
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